Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.I.05. Objective Crew Served Weapon (OCSW). Develop and demonstrate an ultra-light, two-man portable, crew served weapon system yielding improved suppression and incapacitation probabilities to 2,000 meters against protected personnel, and having a high potential to damage light and lightly armored vehicles, water craft, and slow moving aircraft to 1,000 meters. Specific goals include: (1) In FY97, demonstrate penetration range (R50) of 1,000 meters against lightly armored vehicles. (2) In FY98, demonstrate high probability of suppression and incapacitation to 2,000 meters against protected personnel with the following system configuration: weapon <38 lbs; mount <12 lbs; ammunition <0.35 lbs; and fire control <7 lbs. (3) In FY00, conduct troop tests to demonstrate operational utility and technological maturity.

Supports: Replacement for MK 19, M2; Secondary Armament (Crusader, HMMWV, etc.); Transitions to PM-Small Arms funded 6.4 program.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Vern Shisler John Appel MAJ Monroe Harden
ARDEC/JSSAP SARD-TT Armor Center DFD
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